Feeling a certain level of anxiety over big stressors or certain life events is totally normal. However, if you find that your fear or worry does not go away and, in fact, gets worse over time, you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling and often passes quickly, while severe anxiety can seriously affect your day-to-day life. If you are finding your anxiety unmanageable, can’t identify the cause of your anxious feelings or if you are suffering from physical symptoms (such as heart palpations, fatigue, sweaty hands, upset stomach, or insomnia), it may be time to get help. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s anxiety specialists today. 

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Anxiety can stop you from doing the things you want to do or being around the people you want to be around. This serves as a barrier to living the life you want or it could even be a barrier to even function in the way you need. Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and other therapeutic methods, we can determine the cause of your anxiety and help you find ways to lessen or eliminate it. I have been helping my clients overcome anxiety for over 20 years.

— Anne Petraro, Counselor in Lake Grove, NY

I have worked with those struggling with anxiety throughout my career. I use a mix of CBT and EMDR to help those find peace within their lives.

— Morgan Fitzgerald, Licensed Professional Counselor in Edmond, OK

Anxiety can lead to depression. So many people think they have anxiety. Then they feel they have depression. Anxiety leads to depression and what is scary and will lead to a life change is mental illness. When anxiety sets in anxiety spreads into the mind and then through the body. Most people do not understand how to manage or release their anxiety. From young ages anxiety increases and it contributes to a large sector of disease and mental illness.

— JESSICA DAWN RUSSELL, Therapist in Encino, CA

Mindfulness, Reframing, and cooperation with the medical field helps most of my clients manage or alleviate their anxiety.

— Carol Lennox, Counselor in Austin, TX

Anxiety comes in so many different forms and maybe you are just now realizing that you struggle with it. For some people it's debilitating where they may struggle to leave the house or fear germs, but it can be more nuanced as well. Do you ruminate? Do you think your friend is mad cause it took them too long to respond to a text? Are you wondering why your instagram post got less likes? This is anxiety and I bet it feels uncomfortable.

— Rachel Goldberg, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA

I take a holistic approach to working with anxiety, keeping in mind the many factors that can contribute to it (career, relationships, environment, social issues, family and upbringing, etc.) as well as the various ways we can experience it (cognitively, emotionally, physically/somatically, and spiritually). I often bring in somatic and mindfulness approaches to better understand and attend to our experience as well as practical tools for managing and reducing stress and anxiety.

— Ellen Turner, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in ,

Many of us experience anxiety, and sometimes our fears about having anxiety can exacerbate the pain that is associated. Anxiety is a physical reaction to thoughts when we automatically believe our negative, catastrophizing or intrusive thoughts. Through Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy we can help create a little bit of space between you and your thoughts using techniques and tools. Or we can also explore origins to address them at the root cause. I will meet you at your stage of readiness.

— Jeanie Vetter, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oceanside, CA

I have had personal experience as well as professional experience with clients who experience high levels of anxiety. Everyone has anxiety at times. I will help you understand what happens to you when you are in the fight or flight response, help you discover healthy coping skills, educate you on relaxation techniques, and show you how to change your negative thoughts into positive thoughts.

— Brandi Brittain, Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Candidate

I specialize in working with high performing people who struggle with ruminating, intrusive and negative thoughts that get in the way of them leading their best lives. I have experience working with college and professional athletes who struggle with performance anxiety and stress management and also work with people who have high expectations for themselves and have difficulty letting go of the past and relinquishing control of the future. I can help you learn to let go and re-wire your brain!

— Kerri Bicskei, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Tampa, FL

Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder).

— Marisa Patel, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in , CA

Anxiety is a feeling that often stems from discernible triggers while at other times seems to come out of nowhere. The subjective experience of anxiety can range from mild dis-ease to outright panic. Therapy provides the containment and regulation needed to reduce the severity of anxiety and prevent its intrusion into our day to day lives.

— Mona Kumar, Psychologist in Pasadena, CA

Worry, overwhelm, and general anxiety can all have an impact on the quality of one's life. I support clients in building awareness of their worry thoughts, how anxiety is felt in their body, and their relationship to the experience of anxiety.

— Kelsey Hess, Counselor in Seattle, WA

Chronic anxiety feels terrible, but can be treated successfully. In my work with clients over the past 14 years, I've used psychodynamic and attachment theory to bring into awareness historical factors and unconscious patterns that contribute to anxious feelings, while using mindfulness techniques to increase the ability to tolerate distress, be less reactive when faced with challenges, and stay in the present moment rather than perseverating on the past or future.

— Pamela Hamer, Psychologist

Anxiety can make you feel like your whole world is suddenly crashing down around you. It can come out of seemingly nowhere or be triggered by specific life events. I use behavioral and humanistic interventions to help you dig down into the roots of your anxiety to determine why and how it started and ways to cope when it shows up. Anxiety is an adaptive response so my goal is to help you learn how to listen and parse out the messages it is trying to send you so you can create more peace within.

— Jane Teixeira, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Sacramento, CA

Anxiety is sometimes identified as "worry about the future" and it can be closely linked to depression, sometimes identified as "worry about the past." I feel these two states are interrelated, and that addressing one can help alleviate the other. In addition to other issues, almost all of my clients have expressed anxiety or depression at various times.

— Katharine (Katie) Cole, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

I help client understand their own experience of "anxiety" - how do *you* experience anxiety? Then I help you understand how your brain, mind & relationships interact, impact, & influence your experience of anxiety. From there you will discover how to reduce the chaos and/or rigidity triggering anxiety, & how you can increase control of your thoughts & feelings to stay in your comfort zone & feel more peaceful, calm & in control.

— Brian La Roy Jones, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Walnut Creek, CA

Feeling anxious can be overwhelming and all consuming. It doesn’t have to be. We humans have a natural stress response that causes us to feel anxious we need to learn to work with that natural response to get anxiety under control. I can support you in understanding, working with and managing the mental physical and emotional responses to anxiety.I engage somatic regulation skills and integrate methods to help you create new patterns of responses to stress.

— Kaijah Bjorklund, Counselor in Portland, OR

Life is filled w/ a steady stream of societal crisis and a never-before-experienced world-wide pandemic on top of day to day challenges that we find ourselves navigating. Do you find yourself flooded by anxiety and wanting a therapeutic space to support you thru these experiences and to learn tools for self-care and mindfulness to ground you in greater experiences of peace and well-being? This is a place to learn tools to support you in coming into more and more of a sense of wellbeing.

— Linda L Vance, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist